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Add Color Painting (Refugee Boat), Yoko Ono, 2016, Mixed media installation, Installation view: “Yoko Ono: Installation and Performances,” Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016

Celebrate its 15th anniversary, exhibition “Catastrophe and the Power of Art” will be held at Mori Art Museum from October 6th, 2018 to January 20th, 2019.

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo in 2003 staged the inaugural exhibition “HAPPINESS: A Survival Guide for Art and Life,” which as the title indicates took as its theme “happiness,” something of importance to us all. Then in 2013, commemorating the Museum’s 10th anniversary, another universal theme had its turn in the spotlight: “love,” in “All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku.” Now, by deliberately setting out to tackle the theme of “catastrophe,” this exhibition marking 15 years of the Mori Art Museum asks what art can do in the face of the mounting challenges of today’s world.

“Catastrophe and the Power of Art” will present works by an impressive array of artists both Japanese and overseas, ranging from well-established practitioners like Yoko Ono, Tatsuo Miyajima, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mona Hatoum, Isaac Julien, Naoya Hatakeyama, Ryuji Miyamoto, Chim ↑ Pom, Thomas Demand, and Manabu Ikeda – to street art star Swoon as well as up-and-coming talent such as Tsubasa Kato and Kota Hirakawa. Look out also for artists making their Japanese debut, including Hiwa K and Helmut Stallaerts.

Roppongi Hills and Mori Art Museum 15th Anniversary Exhibition
“Catastrophe and the Power of Art”

Date: October 6th, 2018 – January 20th, 2019
Open: 10:00 – 22:00 (Tuesday till 17:00)
Place: Mori Art Museum
Address: 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Curated by Kondo Kenichi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Admissions: Adult 1,800 yen, University and Highschool student 1,200 yen
Tel: +81 (0)3 5777 8600 (Hello Dial)

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